Production of Schrdinger macroscopic quantum-superposition states in a Kerr medium. Academic Article uri icon


  • We show how a special class of Schrdinger macroscopic quantum-superposition states can be produced by a coherent field propagating through a Kerr medium. We show that these states are eigenstates of the mth power of the photon-annihilation operator leading also to the possibility of producing these using multiphoton Jaynes-Cummings systems. We further show how superpositions of squeezed coherent states can be produced. 1993 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Tara, K., Agarwal, G. S., & Chaturvedi, S.

citation count

  • 111

complete list of authors

  • Tara, K||Agarwal, GS||Chaturvedi, S

publication date

  • June 1993